Just shy of 12 years ago, a group of ordinary people wanted to share God’s love in a practical way.
They met at West Campus for a 7:00am breakfast.
They would then head out to trim bushes, clean gutters, sweep sidewalks, and winterize windows.
They’d return to church for lunch and share what they did, what they learned, and how they “saw Jesus” that morning.
They called the morning, Kindness in Progress and did it again… and again.
Fast forward several months, they started servicing our neighbor’s cars (at no cost).
As the joy of sharing God’s love in a practical way grew, projects multiplied. Soon, teams of people were preparing meals, cleaning out garages, landscaping flower beds, and packing bags of food for hungry kids.
It was more than just kindness in progress… it was our faith in action.
And we’ve been helping people put their faith in action ever since.
Were you there at the first Kindness in Progress? Drop me a note and share a story or memory of that day.
And then, let's continue putting our Faith in Action on Saturday, May 21.
Meet Pastor Tim
Tim Bayer has served as Our Savior's Lead Pastor since September 2019. He also serves as an Adjunct Instructor at Concordia University - Irvine, a National Leadership Facilitator and Resource, and a Community Mental Health First Aid Instructor. Tim studied sociology, psychology, and theology prior to earning his M.Div at Concordia Seminary - St. Louis. He has also is a candidate for an Ed.D (ABD) in Transformational Leadership. He is married to Beth and they have three young children. Together, they enjoy exploring the outdoors, experiencing culture, and pizza and movie nights.